1. easyexitskyward:

    come here

    Set the first fire of the year in the wood stove at my mom’s house, then came back to my apartment and promptly realized wood stoves are by far the best thing about winter.

     
  2. kateoplis:

    "Just because I’m a public figure, just because I’m an actress, does not mean that I asked for this…It does not mean that it comes with the territory. It’s my body, and it should be my choice, and the fact that it is not my choice is absolutely disgusting. I can’t believe that we even live in that kind of world."

    "I started to write an apology, but I don’t have anything to say I’m sorry for…I was in a loving, healthy, great relationship for four years. It was long distance, and either your boyfriend is going to look at porn or he’s going to look at you."

    "It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime. It is a sexual violation. It’s disgusting. The law needs to be changed, and we need to change."

    Jennifer Lawrence | VF

     
  3. vprnews:

    npr:

    Calling all millennials (ages 18-34) — we want your selfies for an #nprcensus as part of our #newboom series

    Standard Census categories leave out so much about who we are and how we see ourselves. If you could create your own check boxes, what would they be?

    Show us with a selfie: write on a mirror or hold up a sign with your Census categories on one side and your preferred categories on the other. Tag it #nprcensus  

    For example: Selena, NPR Producer, 28, Washington, D.C.  Standard Census: #white. #nprcensus: #halfjewish #gaymarried #creative

    Photo credit: @selenasd/NPR 

    Alright, Vermont millenials, who are you?

    Tell us (you get to write on a mirror) and hashtag it #nprcensus.

    I kind of hate selfies normally, but this is a cool project,

     
  4. vprnews:

    Shut up and drive, as they say, or these kids will catch you.

    Stop talking.

     
  5. pewresearch:

    Are you a Millennial? Are you politically independent?

     

  6. But I just had this thought:

    Is Ello just Tumblr in beta form?

     

  7. "Now, as then, the victims of a concerted trolling effort are selected not only by the probable combustibility of their reaction but also by the sense that they have it coming. In the previous decade, you had it coming because you were pompous or entitled or privileged or foolish. The spirit was mischievous, and its intent was to humiliate unclothed emperors. Today, to have it coming is to expose the nakedness of masculinity or whiteness or some other sacred cow of the self-serious; the trolls these days are the red-faced ones, the ones who cannot stand to have their worldview made fun of. “Butthurt” used to be a schoolyard taunt for our marks, not us."
    — Confessions of a former internet troll on why it all went wrong.
     
  8. lifeandcode:

    chowiey:

    i. am. dying.
    this is real

    if you made the smoothest ball bearing the size of the earth, the tallest mountain would be about 8x the height of Everest. 

    Data.

     

  9. "It’s the same thing everyday. Wake up, find drugs, get high, come down, find more drugs. Or wake up, can’t find drugs, be sick, do desperate, terrible things to find drugs. Wash, rinse, repeat. Pretty much every single day."
    — Meghan, who I interviewed over 6 months about her first year staying clean.
     
  10. usnatarchivesexhibits:

    Constitution of the United States

    Item From: General Records of the United States Government. (05/14/1787- 09/17/1787)

    The Federal Convention convened on May 14, 1787 in Philadelphia’s Independence Hall to revise the problematic Articles of Confederation. Since only two states had delegations present, any substantive debate was postponed until a quorum of seven states was attained on May 25th. After exhaustive deliberation well into the middle of June, the Convention concluded that the Articles were not salvageable and needed to be replaced with something that represented their collective interests while ensuring their continued independence.

    Through subsequent closed sessions, the delegates continually debated, drafted and redrafted the articles of this new Constitution until it resembled the one we have today. The main points of contention were how much power was apportioned to the Federal Government, how many Congressional representatives were allotted to each state, and whether these representatives would be directly elected by their constituents or appointed by their state legislatures.

    This new Constitution was the cumulative result of many minds coming together to conceptualize and debate the future course of the country. Through subsequent generations it has been amended and reinterpreted many times, but its continued success stems from adherence to these early promises of representation and compromise.

    Source: http://go.usa.gov/DQ6Y

    Happy birthday, rights.

    (via todaysdocument)